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The experience of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Mashauri, Damas Alfred

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      <creatorName>Mashauri, Damas Alfred</creatorName>
      <givenName>Damas Alfred</givenName>
      <affiliation>Faculty of Engineering, University of Namibia, Ongwediva, Namibia</affiliation>
    <title>The experience of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania</title>
    <subject>water and sanitation services</subject>
    <subject>essential public services</subject>
    <subject>Dar es Salaam</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-03-18</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;The article addresses the process of privatization of the Dar es Salaam Water Supply&amp;nbsp;and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA). It provides background information about the&amp;nbsp;situation of water and sanitation services in Dar es Salaam during the 1990s and&amp;nbsp;discusses the decision of the Tanzanian Government to privatize the public utility&amp;nbsp;taken in 1997, as part of far-reaching reforms agreed with international financial&amp;nbsp;institutions and development agencies. The article provides details of the difficult&amp;nbsp;process of privatization, that took around 6 years to complete, and highlights pros and&amp;nbsp;cons associated with the privatization of essential public services in the Tanzanian&amp;nbsp;context.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The SPIPRW Series has the objective of making available edited materials based on&amp;nbsp;the final reports of the PRINWASS Project ( This project was carried&amp;nbsp;out between 2001 and 2004 and was funded by the European Union&amp;rsquo;s Fifth Framework&amp;nbsp;Programme.&amp;nbsp;The project carried out case studies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, England and Wales,&amp;nbsp;Finland, Greece, Kenya, Mexico, and Tanzania, and developed comparative analyses of&amp;nbsp;the main findings. Although the original reports were freely available by request, and&amp;nbsp;we produced several specific publications based on the project&amp;rsquo;s findings, much of the&amp;nbsp;material remains largely unknown and, for this reason, we launched the SPIPRW Series&amp;nbsp;to facilitate the dissemination of research results.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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